One of the most common questions that pollsters ask is who you would vote for in a head to head match-up of the President versus a candidate. This viz uses the data from match-up polls in a number of states to generate different scenarios for counting up electoral votes in the 2012 ...
If your neighbors are up to something shady, you'd want to know about it, right? Dylan Kristy vizes the marijiuana drug busts in Essex and Windsor County, Ontario. Fascinating data, great use of custom shapes and slick integration of Google satellite map.
Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post Fact Checker published this viz showing how the different Presidential candidates have fared in his fact checks. The conversation was feisty, with a focus on data and accurate presentation. Our kind of commenters!
Last Friday, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred in British Columbia. Amanda Raymond quickly made this stylish graph showing all the earthquakes in the region since 1995. We're quivering over the consistent color scheme and the custom shading in the table headers.
The average pay for correctional officers in California is well above the national average. Jasmine Nachtigall saved and shared her own view of Evan Storms' Employee Pay Nationwide to focus on pay for correctional officers.
Nothing like a Presidential primary debate to spark a heated discussion. There were the usual comments predicting who will win the GOP nomination, as well as a number of comments arguing over which data voters should focus on when evaluating candidates. Will 2012 be the year that ...
Although the economy has been growing and 630,000 private sector jobs have been created this year, over 7 million net jobs have been lost since the start of the recession. See Anythony Calabrese's viz below for the details.
Bob Morrison and Stephen McDaniel created this visualization to show how spending per pupil affects (or doesn't!) SAT scores in New Jersey. Select an income group (district factor) on the view to the left to browse the other views.
Maplight.org has a simple goal: illuminate the connection between money and politics. Dan Newman has taken this ethos to a higher level with his analysis of campaign finance in California. Take a look below.
The debate over drilling and environmental management in the US has reached intense heights. It is easy, when considering these arguments, to feel like US oil production is driven entirely by gushing wells in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. However, Paul Kedrosky looked into some ...
Data visualization is not a new field. Ever since the first cave man drew a picture on a rock, humans have relied on visualization to depict what words cannot. This view was originally published in 1869 by
Use this tool to get a detailed view of the nationwide obesity epidemic, and the factors that influence it. You may be surprised by what you find: obesity is a nationwide problem but rates vary widely within states and the nation as a whole.
The nations public pension plans have been decimated by the financial crises. Making a tough loss even worse, many funds have assumed that their assets will grow in the recovery by an aggressive 7-9%. This visualization shows the extreme deficit these pensions will face if they are ...
The recession of 2008 and 2009 had many causes. A lax regulatory environment for complex derivatives and overly aggressive Wall Street firms played a large part. However, we cannot forget the contribution of the average American who took on more debt than they could handle.
The youth of the world are having a terrible time staying employed. This visualization, from Jerome Cukier at the OECD Factblog, shows the alarming difference in unemployment between those aged 15-24 and the rest of the ...
In an effort to understand the disparities in education both within countries and throughout the world, UNESCO created this view that displays the distribution of children ages 17-22 with less than 4 years of schooling.
George Gorczynski shows the degree to which each U.S. state has participated in the 1033 Program, in which military equipment is transferred to local American law enforcement agencies. Click on a state to see how much money has been spent on this equipment by county. Use the tabs at ...
Jon Boeckenstadt of Higher Ed Data Stories shows the cash-flow for University's for each freshman they admit, highlighting the economics of higher education. Use the filters on the right to interact with the data.
Christian McDonald of the Austin American-Statesman visualizes the locations and demographics of charter schools in Austin, Texas. Click through the story points to view school locations and specific information about each school.
Антон Девятов and Вадим Шмыгов of TUT.BY illustrate the Belarusian grain harvest in comparison with harvests from around the world. Click the tabs at the top to view geographic and time trend data for these harvests.
Radio-Canada takes a look at what languages are spoken in their country and where each language is most widely spoken. Click on a province to see the distribution of languages spoken in that particular province.
Chad Skelton of the Vancouver Sun illustrates how the proportion of ESL, special needs, and gifted students vary across BC schools. Click on the story points to compare the big picture with the school of your choice.
Darren Fishell of the Bangor Daily News tells the story of how the median age of the population in Maine, already the nation's oldest state, has increased more than other states since 2010. Click across the story points at the top to see a breakdown by county.
Jon Boeckenstedt of Higher Ed Data Stories takes a look at where U.S. students enroll for college and finds some interesting insights about California. Check out all of his story points by clicking the image below to see the original post.
Kevin Hamm of the Denver Post visualizes major wildfires in Colorado from 1971-2013. Choose a cause from the dropdown menu to explore the geographic differences between fires with human and natural causes.
This viz created by Inga Ting of the Sydney Morning Herald uses 8.2 Story Points to examine Australia's share of the refugee burden overall, compared to population, and as a function of economic wealth. Use the squares across the top to see the situation from each of these three ...
Colin Gordon of The Telltale Chart looks at what percentage on income share the top earners in each state possess from 1917 to 2011. Use the controls at the bottom of the viz to view different income groups or to select a year range.
The Russian Sphinx sheds light on the tensions in Ukraine by visualizing the language and nationality of the population living in Ukraine. Use the filter to color the map by % of population speaking Russian or by Russian nationality.
Aniket Bhushan of the Canadian International Development Platform explores the type of foreign aid provided by various developed nations. Choose a donor to see who they provide aid to, then click on a recipient to see more about the type and quantity of aid they receive.
Paul Banoub of VizNinja visualizes space shuttle missions from 1981 to 2011. Use the controls at the top to filter to specific missions or click on a shuttle shape in the timeline to see all the missions that shuttle has been on.
Gina Sarfaty of Population Action International puts the gender gap on the map with this interactive dashboard. Use the drop down filter on the Global Mapping tab to visualize different components of the gender gap. Use the Country Snapshot tab to select a country and see all of the ...
Author: Mike Brunker and Bill Dedman published on NBC News
This viz by Bill Dedman of NBC News provides a sobering look at gun deaths of children in the U.S. since the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, 2012. Use the slider to see where shooting deaths occurred across the nation, and click on the bar chart below ...
This dashboard from The Kansas City Star helps us explore where and when accidents involving deer occurred in Kansas City from 2006-2012. Read the article on their site to also view dashboards for the entire state of Kansas and Missouri.
Graham Douglas of The Economist shows us how food availability measured in kilo-calories has changed since 1961. Use the slider to pick a decade and then hover over countries to see the food calories available per person.
Argentina's La Nación explores the composition and holdings of Norway's national "oil fund" with this combined world map and table. Use the filters in the center to explore holdings by country, by type, and by sector.
John Schoen of CNBC explores the breakdown of the US budget by spending category for each year. Choose a category on the tree map to see how funding has changed over the course of each presidency since 1962.
Anya A'Hearn of DataBlick shows us the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits provided by each state. Explore how the program has changed over the last two decades and even create your own custom analysis using the drop down metrics.
Chad Skelton of the Vancouver Sun shows how car theft has decreased significantly in Canadian cities. Based on the Model Year timeline we can see that older cars are more likely to be stolen while newer cars are more likely to be vandalized or broken into.